A Team of Innovators for an Innovative Neighborhood
Meet the experienced and dedicated team behind Inglenook, Carmel’s newest cottage neighborhood. Land Development & Building is part of a new generation of custom home builders in Carmel and Indianapolis and they have put together a team of innovative thinkers, craftsman and suppliers for this unique Carmel residential development. Everyone involved is excited to be a part this sustainable home development that brings a new kind of tradition to the traditional Carmel neighborhood.
Owner, Land Development & Building
Casey Land brings over 30 years of building and development experience to this new Carmel neighborhood concept. But it’s his passion and commitment to bring innovation to home building in Carmel and Indianapolis that sparked the idea for Inglenook’s sustainable underpinnings.
“If we can develop a more sustainable development and build greener homes without substantially more cost to the homeowner, why wouldn’t we? Nobody’s making us build a sustainable neighborhood. It’s just the right thing to do.”
Casey started his career under the watchful eye of his father, while working for his bridge building company. This early experience engrained in Casey the importance of being meticulous about every detail of construction. “What we do affects people’s lives and this is someone’s home for potentially the rest of their life.”
Ross Chapin Architects
Architecture and Site Planning
Ross Chapin Architects is dedicated to community-building, environmental stewardship, and expression of the simple joy of living through the creation of wonderfully detailed, “sensibly-sized” custom homes and soulful, vibrant built environments. A full-service architectural firm based on Whidbey Island since 1982, RCA has earned consistent recognition and major awards, the most recent of which are the 2007 & 2009 AIA National Honor Award and the 2007 Residential Architect Magazine Merit Award. The firm’s work is regularly published in widely-distributed magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Find Homebuilding, Metropolitan Home, Sunset, Cottage Living, and Coastal Living, as well as in numerous books, perhaps most notably in Sarah Susanka’s bestselling “Not-So-Big” series. Mr. Chapin leads the six-person team at RCA in their successful collaboration with developers, city planners and builders to create innovative housing and neighborhood prototypes that have received significant national attention and shifted mainstream development thinking.
Ross Chapin, AIA
Ross Chapin, AIA, is the founder and Principal Architect of RCA. He is active in his home community of Langley, WA, where he championed the innovative “pocket Neighborhood” code that has been used as a model across the country. Through his work at RCA and as a joint partner with the Cottage Company, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the subtle and vital connection between authentic design and place that nourish the individual and community. He regularly speaks at universities and professional forums, and is currently writing a book for Taunton Press about neighborhoods.
Karen DeLucas, Associate AIA
Karen DeLucas has fourteen years of experience in residential architecture, seven of which have been with Ross Chapin Architects. As project manager, she has been intimately involved with all stages of design and construction on the Conover Commons and Danielson Grove projects as well as all of RCA’s current ‘pocket neighborhood’ projects. Her innate ability to analyze and critically assess problems and to find creative solutions has been invaluable to the firm. She brings a sensitive eye for detail to every project as well as the ability to hold on to the big picture. Her passion is creating spaces that both foster community and enrich the individual experience.
Williams Creek Consulting
Williams Creek is an Indianapolis-based engineering and consulting firm recognized nationally for its sustainable approach to development and water resource management.
Its experienced team of engineers and scientists design stormwater management systems to store and treat water runoff at its source, avoiding strain on city and county infrastructure while reducing capital investment for development. and saving development costs. In addition to financial benefits, these systems improve water quality and enhance ecological beauty to every project by preserving natural surroundings.
The Green Infrastructure based stormwater system designed for Inglenook will improve groundwater recharge through natural landscaping and green space infiltration within the development.
Gary Carpenter, LA
With over 20+ years in the landscape industry, Gary understands that the home is where the heart is and that the home is more than just the four walls of our house; it encompasses the land around the house as well. Gary has thoughtfully designed the neighborhood to service the residents’ needs in two important ways. On a practical level the individual lots are low maintenance, while on the aesthetic level the delightful gardens feed the residents’ sprits on a daily basis.
Vice President, First Place Bank
With over 19+ years in the mortgage industry, Art focuses on new construction lending, mortgages and making home purchases easy. With a wide variety of very competitive loan programs tailored to your needs, he creates a smooth and seamless transaction. You can reach him at 317-706-9182 or email email@example.com.